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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 24, 2016

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One more day until FCD heads to DC.

Today is the final day of training in town before FCD heads up north for this weekend's game.

// FC Dallas //

Loyd looking to make debut this weekend | Dallas Soccer News

One veteran is ready to make an impact this weekend for FCD is Zach Loyd.

Saturday a massive chance for FCD's reserves |

We're going to dive into this a bit deeper today but there are lots of chances for some young guys to get some minutes this weekend.

Semifinals set for FCD in the GA Cup |

FCD will get a tough test today in the semifinal round of the GA Cup as they take on Club Universidad de Chile. La U finished unbeaten in their group play by winning games over San Jose Earthquakes and Spanish side Villareal.

// MLS //

Ben Olsen looks to evolve alongside DCU | FourFourTwo

Another preview of sorts for this weekend's game against United as we get a good look at their manager (and former player) Ben Olsen.

Soccer sponsorships up 9% over the last year | Media Post

MLS is ranking in the dough left and right on sponsorships. I know FCD is doing fairly well at this game despite not seeing a huge return in the stands with the number of fans we'd like to see each week.

Who benefits from the international break in MLS? |

Given how MLS teams are still playing through this weekend's FIFA games, I'm not sure how you can call this a true break. But all three teams brought up in this discussion make a lot of sense for having a little more time to figure things out here.

Collision course: MLS Schedule vs FIFA Schedule | Washington Post

Every year we get the debate about schedules and this season we get it four weeks into the new year. Fun.

Julio Baptista signs with Orlando | The Mane Land

Well that was quick. From rumor, to seeing Kaka break the signing via Twitter to official. All in about a day too.

Which USL youngsters are primed for a big 2016? |

No FCD-related names on this list but definitely a couple guys worth taking the time to look up at some point this season.